- Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is an often fatal mycosis of humans caused by Aspergillus species.
- Aspergillus fumigatus accounts for more than 90% of all IA cases.
- Infection occurs primarily via inhalation.
- Inhaled conidia interact with lung epithelial cells and germinate into hyphae that invade and damage underlying tissues (Fig. 1).
- The epithelial response during interaction with the fungus is poorly understood; defining the molecular basis of this hostpathogen interaction is the aim of this study.
Full conference title:
7th Advances Against Aspergillosis